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Celebrating International Dog Day 2023: Meet the FloQast Canine Crew
There are a lot of times when I thank my lucky stars for having been employed at FloQast for nearly five years. But for the second year in a row, as I sift through emails and Slacks and find myself resizing images and spouting off witty (ish) commentary on dog photos, I think to myself, “What a wonderful world.”
In honor of International Dog Day 2023 (which is this weekend), I once again set out to profile some very good boys and girls, as well as their humans, to show the people what they really want: Cute dog photos.
While many FloQasters work remotely, a handful of helpful Slack channels (#pawffice, #iamfloqast) helped me source today’s list of good boys and girls. I did not take this work lightly: Choosing to feature a handful of furry friends submitted by 20+ FloQasters could very well form some sort of rift dog lovers within the company. The good news is: There were a lot of great options to choose from, and there’s a lot more canine content to share.
Shameless Plug: Did you know that FloQast offers employees discounted pet insurance? Now you do. Check out the FloQast Careers page to learn about what perks FloQast offers and what positions are open.
Without further ado, here are some really good doggos.
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 7 Months
Human: Andy Stefan, Sales Manager
Hometown: Los Angeles!
Fun Fact: Can, in fact, catch his tail!
Favorite Activities: Eating, playing, swimming, cuddling, and getting pets
What Wally Contributes to FloQast (if anything. Be honest): He racks up likes on social media, team mascot, mid-day comedic relief
Breed: Bichon Mix
Human: Russ Goldstein, Senior Software Engineer
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Fun Fact: Happy will make any nap spot comfortable, even when it’s obviously uncomfortable.
Favorite Activities: Spending time with her people, playing with her beloved yellow ball, running on the beach, and of course, napping (bonus points if it’s on a pool float).
What Happy Contributes to FloQast (if anything. Be honest): As is her namesake, she makes everyone around her happier — so if I’m having a tough day or need some positive vibes, she gives me a boost of energy that I take into FloQast every day!
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Age: 1.5 years
Human: John Douglas, Senior Alliance Manager
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Fun Fact: Her name is often sung not spoken, in a Ray Charles-like voice
Favorite Activities: Swimming in Lake Michigan, naps, and street festivals
What Georgia Contributes to FloQast (if anything. Be honest): Nothing, sleeps on the job 9-5. Occasionally joins partner meeting zooms.
Breed: Golden Retriever x Labrador
Humans: Ed Bannister, ACA, Associate Account Manager (And mom, Lizzie)
Hometown: London, England
Fun Fact: Angus absolutely loves watching live sports on the TV. He finds them completely fascinating. Unfortunately seems to be a Man City fan.
Favorite Activities: Swimming. This has led to some of his least favourite activities (baths). Will never leave a pigeon unchased.
What Angus Contributes to FloQast (if anything. Be honest): Serenaded a lot of my calls when he was a puppy with his favourite squeaky toys. Some clients come back requesting Angus updates. Also comes into the office and is a Very Good Boy.
Name: Blue Barbon
Breed: Golden Retriever
Human: Remi O’Connor Barbon, Sales Engineer II
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Fun Fact: Blue has been to over 25 states! He is a road trip king
Favorite Activities: Cuddling, going on walks and sneaking snacks from mom while she’s making dinner
What Blue Contributes to FloQast (if anything. Be honest): Blue is featured in multiple FloQast emojis and has been known to make appearances on sales calls!
Name(s): Edith, Margo & Penny (Left to right)
Breed(s): English Bulldog
Age(s): E&M 7yrs & Penny 3 months old
Human: Jordan Sumner, Executive Assistant
Hometown: Bonney Lake, Washington
Fun Fact: Edith & Margo are named after the girls in the movie ‘Despicable Me’ and had an older sister named Agnes. Penny likes to drive her older sisters crazy at this time.
Favorite Activities: Laying out in the sun, pool time walks, cuddling, and food!
What the girls Contribute to FloQast (if anything. Be honest): Edith, Margo, and Penny enjoy snoring in the background of my Zoom meetings. So there’s that.
Breed: Yellow Lab
Human: Abby Rockwell, CPA, Senior Accountant
Hometown: Seattle, go Dawgs!
Favorite Activities: Swimming, & laying on the driveway watching kids drive by for school (S/O invisible fence)
What does Ellie Contribute to FloQast (if anything. Be honest): Ellie is the biggest fan of FloQast Mental Health Days because they mean we get to go boating! She promotes FloQast by wearing the pawfect FloQast swag.